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Nov 4, 2023 Nick Stokes
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You begin. She opens her eyes. They diverge and live through the expanding adjacent possible becoming. They encounter pandemic, climate change, social unrest, artificial intelligence. They face existential threat. Some of our futures end. Some of us ascend. THE POSSIBLE is an experiment. THE POSSIBLE is a beginning. THE POSSIBLE is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 License (CC BY-SA 4.0). www.nickstokes.net IG: @you_now_are The official Independent Epub version is:...
Topics: existential, adjacent possible, science fiction, pandemic, climate change, artificial intelligence,...
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Nov 22, 2022 Nick Stokes
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They wake bounded in a nutshell. They wakes unbound in a river bound by a meadow sounded by a voice. I, voiced by you, wake in my living room. Inside me voices live. They live inside you. They want out. Good morning. LOGOS is a fictional discourse of voice seeking agency. LOGOS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 License (CC BY-SA 4.0) by Nick Stokes. http://www.nickstokes.net IG: @you_now_are The official Independent Epub version is: Logos_ or Good Morning - Nick...
Topics: experimental, nested, voice, metafiction, literary, fiction, postmodern, second person,...
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Oct 31, 2020 Nick Stokes
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THE END is a story of the undead in the West. They ambiguously steal in an unknown act of defiance. You begin in the dark under an immense weight. They shut down their technology and slowly escape on horseback along the divide. You must move but cannot. They throw phones and sometimes die. You fall up. He goes to town, and she meets a bear. You rot and burn and reach out with your mind. Eyes attend. THE END is a fictional exploration of what it means to be alive or conscious or a zombie or...
Topics: literary, horror, creative commons, slipstream, postmodern, absurdism, zombies, western,...
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May 29, 2019 Nick Stokes
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ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE is an attempt to create consciousness in a book. You begin. You are trapped in the dark under a great weight. You cannot move. His, her, their, our, your, and my consciousnesses take shape through speculation into your condition. Are you buried alive? Why? Are you alive? Are you accelerating through space in a you-shaped windowless vessel? What is your shape? Are you a flicker of light on the horizon of a black hole? Where is she? Has he lost all he loved? Speculation via...
Topics: metaphysics, science fiction, literary, quantum, metafiction, creative commons, collection, cosmos,...
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Mar 7, 2019 Nick Stokes
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YOU CHOOSE is an (anti)-choose-your-own-adventure. You choose: You hear a scream (or not), and what do you do about it. Nothing or stay in your chair and figure out the who what when why or go out the front door and chase the scream to prevent it or create it or capture it. Within the book are choices and non-choices, choices masquerading as choices, labyrinths, your torture and your self-torture, your authorship, multiple worlds, you becoming someone else, another you, you becoming a series of...
Topics: fiction, literary, choose your own adventure, metaphysics, quantum, free wil, postmodern, surreal,...
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Apr 25, 2014 Nick Stokes
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AFFAIR is a novel by Nick Stokes. A man who collects sticks and gathers stones has an affair with a woman in the woods and struggles to return to his wife. An author writes about a man having an affair in order to destroy the man and discover who he is. The two stories are woven and inextricable. "A man wishes to write a novel in which one of the characters goes mad; while working on it he himself goes mad by degrees, and finishes it in the first person." (Kierkegaard, 1837)...
Topics: literary fiction, post-modern fiction, surreal fiction, metafiction, contemporary fiction,...